Flying a drone is a great hobby, but also a great business opportunity. Realtors, videographers, insurance adjusters and more have benefited from adding drone services to their business model. But are you operating legally?
Flying for business?
If you are flying, or plan to fly a drone for commercial reasons, then you must obtain a FAA Remote Pilot Certificate. This consists of passing an FAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Drone Knowledge Test.
Flying for fun?
If you are flying as a hobby, then you aren’t required to have a Remote Pilot Certificate to operate your drone. However, recreational pilots can still benefit from this course to ensure they are operating safely and legally.
Have you registered your drone?
Regardless of if your drone is used for fun or business, registration is mandatory for drones weighing between 0.55 pounds and 55 pounds. Register your drone here.
The Sterling Drone Pilot Training Program includes:
Ready to be a Professional Pilot? Want to experience our Redbird FMX Simulator, or join our ranks via your university’s aviation program? Let’s get you in the air.